In a new-found era of uncertainty, we believe asset managers (in other words, professionals who run investments on your behalf) have a crucial role to play in tackling era-defining challenges. Seeking to effect positive change through active dialogue with companies has been more important than ever in 2020, as we continue to pursue our vision of ‘investing for good’ by creating a better future through responsible investing. Responsible investing is the umbrella which sits above environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.
Legal & General Investment Management’s (LGIM’s) 2020 Active Ownership report shines a light on the extent to which our team engaged with companies across the world. For example, we talked with the likes of **Boohoo, **Facebook, **Amazon, **Twitter and **Microsoft on issues including the environment, supply-chain management, pay, diversity and privacy. At company annual general meetings (AGMs), we voted on your behalf on 66,037 resolutions, opposed the election of 4,700 directors due to concerns over how they were managing their companies, engaged with 665 companies and launched a number of associated responsible investment strategies.*